Like many big American cities, Dallas offers museums, a zoo, a botanical garden, a theme park and an aquarium. But for a truly unique experience, “kick off” your trip with a visit to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. It's the largest domed building in the world and has a retractable roof that can open in just 12 minutes. Even if American football isn't your thing, the stadium is worth seeing.
Downtown, check out Reunion Tower, a 170-metre structure topped with a geodesic ball. Reach for the sky in the revolving restaurant and observation deck at the top. Want more architecture? Look for the Gothic Revival Kirby Building downtown or drive down Swiss Avenue, where you'll see ornate Victorian and neoclassical homes. Notable museums include the Meadows Museum, with the largest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain, and the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s aviation and space exploration exhibits.
While public transportation is available, the easiest way to get around is by car. Preparing with one of Wotif’s Dallas car hire options to get you on your way and save you time. It also gives you the freedom to visit the mansion from the famous soap opera "Dallas," about 30 miles north of the city. Act out a choice scene or two, then consider extending your stay in Texas and heading towards the Gulf Coast. Houston holiday packages are a great way to add an extra chapter to your trip!
When it comes to shopping, Dallas is a city of firsts. It's home to the first Neiman Marcus store and the United States’ first planned outdoor shopping centre. These days, you'll find high-end stores by top designers downtown and outlet malls in the suburbs. You'll also be able to take home authentic western wear like cowboy hats and boots. You can find these gems just about anywhere, including the specialty boutiques of the funky West Village district.
Dallas holidays aren't complete until you've feasted on some Texas barbecue and Tex-Mex creations. Be sure to enjoy a frozen margarita too—Dallas first created them! Check out unique concoctions at the restaurants in the Bishop Arts District, enjoy fine dining in Highland Park, or enjoy a cold, frothy brew at a gastropub in Knox-Henderson.
Dallas has 14 distinct entertainment districts, so after dinner you're certain to discover something fun to do. In Uptown, you'll find trendy lounges and posh bars; just save your dance moves for the downtown nightclubs. See live music in Deep Ellum or spend an evening bar hopping along Lower Greenville and McKinney Avenue.
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It's always great to laze around and let go of the worries of life, but the most unforgettable getaways are all about having new experiences.
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15 Aug. - 16 Aug.
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9 Aug. - 10 Aug.
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13 Aug. - 14 Aug.
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15 Aug. - 16 Aug.
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